Bachelorette producers fail to edit Lincoln Adim off Becca’s season after conviction

The Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery on May 21, but producers have yet to edit him out of any episodes.

ABC recently announced that it pulled an episode of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss’ new show, The Proposal after a contestant was accused of facilitating a date rape prior to filming the show.

On the other hand, the network is doing nothing about scrubbing Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim from Becca’s season one month after he was sentenced for indecent assault, a conviction that may require him to register as a sex offender.

When Reality Steve and former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey broke the news that Lincoln was sentenced, ABC offered a lame statement about the situation.

The network claims producers didn’t know about the incident or charges when they cast Lincoln for The Bachelorette.

They shifted the blame to Lincoln, stating that he denied having been charged with sexual misconduct” on his application.

So much for ABC’s so-called “well-respected and highly experienced third party” who supposedly do “nationwide background checks” on The Bachelor/ette contestants.

Here’s the big problem

ABC didn’t waste any time pulling an episode of The Proposal when a woman came forward to say one of the contestants set to appear on Episode 2 allegedly took part in setting up a date rape several months ago. He has yet to be charged with a crime, but the woman’s claims seem to have substance.

Lincoln CONVICTED on May 21, one week before The Bachelorette premiere and producers have not edited him out of the show.

Court records are now sealed. But, how did ABC’s “third party” miss finding records about a case that was filed against Lincoln in May 2016?

Two years worth of information shouldn’t be hard to find in a background check. Considering Ashley Spivey got information on Lincoln’s conviction in about an hour, this situation is a huge fail on ABC’s part.

Excuses, excuses

Mike Fleiss is making excuses for The Proposal situation, tweeting on Sunday, “How are we supposed to find out about something that’s never been reported??? #TheProposal.” (Hire a better background check company, Mike!)

The big question is, why did the network take immediate action and pull The Proposal episode yet they continue to feature a guy who was convicted, sentenced, and may have to register as a sex offender on The Bachelorette?!

It can’t be easy to edit someone out of the group dates and cocktail parties, but producers need to try a little harder. After all, they can give someone a bad edit — surely they can edit a bad person off the show.

Spoilers point to Lincoln sticking around on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette for a few more weeks. Producers need to head to the editing room and scrub Lincoln from any upcoming scenes — and not just because he spews nonsense about the earth being flat.

The Bachelorette airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.